Winter at the Sedgwick

Museum Escape

Tuesday 11th November
16.30, 17.30, 18.30 and 20.30 at The Polar Museum Memorial Hall
Tuesday 18th November
17.00, 18.00, 19.00 and 20.00 in the Sedgwick Museum, Crystal roomEscape the crystal room image

Adults only. £30 per group. Booking required

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to escape the museum...

The Polar Museum and the Sedgwick Museum bring you Museum Escape, an interactive live escape game. Find hints and clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes as you race against time to escape from a 'locked room'.

Designed for groups of 3 to 8 people, this game lasts for 45mins, beginning at set times.

To make a booking for either location

If you don't want to join the escape game just come along and enjoy an after dark visit to the museum

Night at our Museum

Statue with lights

Thursday 18th December
17.00 - 19.00, free, drop in, all ages

Enjoy an after dark visit to the museum.
We can't guarantee that the giant deer or our iguanodon will come alive at night, but follow our new trail and see what you can discover in the shadows.

Don't forget your torch.



Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 


As part of the Museum's new exciting project arising from the recent award from Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, a project conservator, Rachel Howie, has been working on some of the Museum's most prized specimens with the aim of enhancing digital access to these special objects.

One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.